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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Rachel Maddow
Host of The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBCW 08/19/2013
This is Laura Poitras, an American filmmaker. she won a MacArthur genius award last year. Miss Poitras makes documentaries. Her first one was Columbus, Ohio, about gentrification in Columbus, Ohio. more recently she's been working on a trilogy about the war on terror. Starting with a documentary about life in Iraq under U.S. control during the U.S. war in Iraq. the second part tells the story of two men from Yemen including one who was a driver for Osama bin Laden.
Rachel Maddow
Host of The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBCW 08/19/2013
Maddow: It has been Glenn and Laura’s series of exposes that have detailed much that we did not know before about the reach of America's intelligence agencies into the lives of ordinary non-terrorist, non-suspicious people living in this country. The way U.S. intelligence can and does track our phone calls, our e-mails, virtually all of it all the time. Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald have done this reporting of course based on classified documents, given to them by a former contract worker for the NSA and he of course has temporary asylum in Russia. But it is Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald who know what their source has to tell. it's they who have been telling his story, making news out of the documents that he has given them week after week now since June.
Rachel Maddow
Host of The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBCW 08/19/2013
Maddow: yeah, their source may be in Russia now, but they're not. Glenn Greenwald lives in Brazil with his partner who's Brazilian. Laura Poitras has been living in Germany, because she says she needs a place to work on her documentary about U.S. surveillance without worrying the U.S. government will try to seize her material.
Rachel Maddow
Host of The Rachel Maddow Show
MSNBCW 08/19/2013
Maddow: Miss Poitras is still working on the third installment in that trilogy which is about U.S. surveillance of phone calls and e-mails and so on since 9/11. She posted a bit of that one last year on "The New York Times" website. Binney: You build social networks for everybody. That turns into the graph then you index all that data to that graph which means you can pull out a community, that that gives you an outline of the life of everybody in the community. And if you carry it over time from 2001 up, you have that ten years worth of their life that you can lay out in a timeline that involves anybody in the country. Even Senators and House of Representatives. All of them. The dangers here are that we fall into something like a totalitarian state like East Germany. Maddow: Working with top-level sources like that former NSA employee, uncovering government secrets
David Miranda
Glenn Greenwald's partner
CNNW 08/20/2013
Cooper: Did British authorities say that they detained you under, it’s called schedule seven of the UK Terrorism Act, that allows them to question someone to determine if they are or have been and i quote “concerned of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Did they actually ask you anything about terrorism? Miranda: no, they didn't ask me anything about terrorism, not one question about it, and i think it's really weird because i was in there for, like, eight hours
David Miranda
Glenn Greenwald's partner
CNNW 08/20/2013
Miranda continued: without talking to anybody outside, and like they are just like keeping me -- i have to ask them, do i have to answer this? They ask -- just telling me like if you don't answer this, you are going to go to jail. You know, that's a big thing because like when they say like i was in this -- under this law, terrorist, you know what UK and united states do, they have all the powers in the world to do
David Miranda
Glenn Greenwald's partner
CNNW 08/20/2013
Miranda continued 2: anything they want with this because they follow Glenn and his career for the past eight years and I've seen many stories people like pick up in different countries, getting to this and just staying in prison and they vanish. Nobody seen them. So in that moment i was like really afraid what would happened to me. Cooper: sure. Maranda: you understand i was for eight hours without talking to anybody outside of the world. I didn't know what is happening, and they keep threatening me (about going to jail with that law.)
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Cooper: glen, you got a call from some British official, he wouldn't give you his name just an identification number. What did that person say was happening with David? Greenwald: the very first thing he said to me is he was detained under the terrorism act of 2000 which is an obviously terrifying thing to hear about the person you love most in the world and
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
CNNW 08/20/2013
Greenwald continued: sharing your life with. And I then asked how long he had been detained. He said he had been detained by that point, already three hours, which made me know it was more than a routine secondary screening in immigration. I asked whether I could i speak with him or have a lawyer from the guardian sent in and they said you cannot speak with him and he does not have the right to a lawyer present with him. I asked them what their intentions were as far as how long he would be held and they said they had no idea and that is all they would tell me.
David Miranda
Glenn Greenwald's partner
CNNW 08/20/2013
Cooper: So David had visited this film maker you're reporting partner on the NSA stories, Laura Poitas, in Berlin. Miranda: yes. Cooper i read the guardian paid for David's flights. Glen, was he carrying classified material with him? Greenwald: well, I'm not going to talk about what he was carrying because that's our work product as journalist, remember both Laura and i are working with "the guardian" as journalists. What I would say is every single newsroom in the United
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